Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

  • 16225_7.19_000006524235XSmall

    What is Best For Growth?

    Mar 3, 11 • 183 Views • No Comments

    What if the Congress decides to slash spending by $60 billion right now? Prominent economists are again disagreeing. According to Stanford economist John Taylor, we would have a resurgence of business confidence, renewed investment spending and new jobs....  [read more]

  • 16193_3.16_000012166514XSmall

    Looking For A Reality Check

    Feb 15, 11 • 250 Views • No Comments

    Saying how the U.S. government spends our money, Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein said, “It’s an insurance conglomerate…” His explanation? Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security expenses add up to 2/5 of federal spending. With...  [read more]

  • 16187_6.16_000006078784XSmall

    A Budget Cut Mirage

    Feb 12, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    Reacting to concern about the federal deficit, the Republican leadership seems to be targeting $100 billion in discretionary spending cuts. Similarly, for his fiscal 2012 budget, President Obama recommends a 5-year freeze on non-security discretionary...  [read more]

  • 16112_3.1_000005787159XSmall

    How Much Should Grandma Pay?

    Jan 14, 11 • 233 Views • No Comments

    When your Grandma gets her yearly physical, the doctor gets a check from the government. Did you ever wonder, though, who decides how much? Because she had to sign up for Medicare at 65, the market did not decide the price and neither did her doctor. Instead,...  [read more]

  • 16106_6.16_000006078784XSmall

    Raising the Ceiling

    Jan 7, 11 • 214 Views • No Comments

    Calvin Coolidge once said, “Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” The national debt did decrease when Coolidge was President. But then...  [read more]